ClarkVV (7141) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 22, 2018 b3shine (9422) - Indiana, USA - NOV 2, 2017
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle to snifter (shared with the Mrs.). Looks good for the style; a mildly hazy golden orange with ample fluffy, fine fizzy eggshell head that dissipates slowly. Smells and tastes of a nice balance of floral and spicy hops, yeast, and damp basement funk. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied and pleasantly robust and lively. Enjoyable, and a great value.
750mL bottle drunk 11/12/17.DraftDodger (1898) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2018
Typical pillowy-white, well-retained head via mountains of carbonation, topping a brass-golden, well-carbonated, clear body, sediment left behind.
First few sniffs are pleasingly floral, with spicy herbs as well and strong honey-drenched pils malt to back. Zesty and a touch earthy, it, much to my dismay, grows tacky and quite bitter/slightly resinous with more warming, while the malts continue to surge forth and I daresay it almost comes of saccharine-like.
The flavor never even has a brief period of enjoyment, as there is cotton candy, lemon detergent (light) and white table sugar galore. Messy esters, messy malts and vaguely bitter hops in the background that even the brisk carbonation can't dispel. Completely falls apart with warming/breathing, not that there was much to begin with. What the fuck, Dupont....Why can they not seem to string together two good years. It's always a rotation of good and bad....
Copenhagen 13/3 2018. 37,5 cl bottle from Ølhandleren in Hørning. The usual yellow Dupont label. Pours hazy golden yellow with humongous bubbly, white head. Settles as 2,5 cm thick blanket of thick, fluffy foam. Moderate lacing. Aroma is intense and sour. Citrus, unripe goose berries, lightly metallic. Hints of humid basement. Medium carbonation - yet prickly. Slightly thick texture. Flavor is medium sweet followed by strong and dry sour bitterness. Aftertaste is sour and dry and slightly acidic. As a Saison should be. Sour, dry and prickly. Skinnyviking (9859) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2018
Draught at Koelschip. Low fluffy white and quickly disappearing head. Cloudy light yellow body. Fruity dusty mild aroma. Dry mild and fruity flavor with a fair amount of hops bitterness as well as some acidicity. Low carbonation. Long finish. rdb84 (652) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2018
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2018 Beautiful murky hazy orange gold with bubbly head. A: barnyard funk, Dupont yeast, pine note, emmentaler, zingy citrus. T: zingy refreshingly citrus bitter saison, milder and slightly smoother after yeast is poured (more like regular Saison Dupont). Finish is fruity, citrus, some kiwi. Tide (4761) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 23, 2018
Bottle from Malts Attack. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, hops, spices, earthy notes, toast, a bit of ripe fruits and grass. Bitter finish with citrus, hops, earthy notes, toast, ripe fruits and grass. Excellent saison, good dry hopping for the Vieille Provision
VDuquerroux (2041) - Airvault, Haut-Poitou, FRANCE - FEB 21, 2018
Monday, February 19, 2018. Bottle, 37,5cL. 6.5%. Purchase ("Bier Market", @Nantes, FR). Home. A golden clear beer ; bubbly ; big white foamy head ; good retention ; good lacing. Herb, floral notes and citrus notes. Medium to sharp dry bitter refreshing, sweet spicy notes. Light to medium body, light silky texture, average good gaseous, dry bitter lasting lasting finish. Overall, great ! zvsn (2498) - ISRAEL - FEB 18, 2018
Bottle shared at a tasti. Hazy golden with a huge white head. Aroma is spicy and fruity, a bit phenolic, not much hops in the nose. Sweet, fruity esters, phenolic, clove, overripe fruits, finish is bitter. Medium-full bodied, lively carbonation. DSG (15623) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 17, 2018
Bottle sample at a tasting at troubles's place. Thanks zvsn & rayaron. Cloudy yellow-golden. Fruity esters, yeast, spiciness, floral, sweetish, earthy hint, bitterish finish, medium-bodied. Decent. rayaron (2185) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - FEB 17, 2018
Bottle shared at a tasting at troubles’s place. Cloudy yellow with white head and some particles. The aroma has notes of spices, orange, floral and grassy with some yeasts. Sweet and bitterish flavor with notes of orange, earthy, yeasts. Slightly dry, medium-bodied. ramboraffe (2459) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2018
Backlog. Big bottle from Systembolaget. Hazy yellow with white head. Nice peppery saison with some herbal hops. Nice.